NO. OF CREDITS:
3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]
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Feel stressed? Feel as if there is not enough time in the day to get everything done? Feel as if you always put yourself last? These are just a few of the common and overwhelming feelings teachers express as they have more to do each day with seemingly less time to do it. In this course for all teachers K-12, you will learn how to balance your life so that you can feel more positive about yourself and teaching, feel better both physically and mentally, and determine your non-negotiables, what to “let go” of, and how to have a mindset of self-efficacy. Remember: you have to take care of yourself first before you can take care of others.
This course is appropriate for teachers K-12. Text cost about $10 on Amazon.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Text cost about $10 on Amazon.
by Mike Anderson
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
None. All reading is online.
Text: The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out cost about $10 on Amazon.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Suzanne Warner, M.S., received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Rochester, New York. She has taught mathematics in the middle school, high school, and college settings, most recently in Oregon. Suzanne has been lauded by administrators, colleagues, students and parents regarding her teaching and classroom management skills. Her students enjoy learning in a respectful, productive environment, where each student is in control of her/his own learning and behaviors. She strongly believes that all students want to do well, and creates a teaching environment for them to succeed.
When not in the classroom, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family reading, hiking, backpacking and traveling.
THE WELL-BALANCED TEACHER: Stay Sane In & Out of the Classroom
DeCoursey, Matt, Balance Me: A Realist’s Guide to a Successful Life, 1st Edition (Digital only), Realist Books, 2017, 152 pages, ASIN: B01NASADRZ. Offering a systematic plan and clear-headed advice, Balance Me inspires a personalized journey to grow success in all areas of your life. Whether you’re a busy professional, a stay-at-home mom, or anyone wishing to achieve goals without sacrificing well-being, life balance is a lot closer than you might think.
Foskett, Jackie, Danielle Falcone, Rose Munekur, The Stress Relief Toolbox: For Women Who take care of Everyone But Themselves, 1st Edition (Digital only), Jackie Fossett, 2015, 188 pages, ASIN: B018A08LXE. The Stress Relief Toolbox is a powerful resource book for women who are stressed out and have no time for their own needs. This book provides an array of quick and long term tools to get them the relief they need in order to have more inner calm and balance in their lives. By reading this book, you will discover: How stress affects women differently than men and why that’s important to know, Why self-care is the foundation for stress relief, How having a Toolbox for quick stress relief provides the instant relief you need at a moment’s notice, The Art of Self Care is a step by step process you can easily master, How to Keep the Calm going! Get yourself on the priority list by reading this book and learning the many self-care tools you can quickly put to use!
Mendler, Allen N., When Teaching Gets Tough: Smart Ways to Reclaim Your Game, 3rd Edition, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, 2012, 189 pages, ISBN: 978-1416613909. When Teaching Gets Tough offers practical strategies you can use to make things better right away. Veteran educator Allen Mendler organizes the discussion around four core challenges: Managing difficult students, Working with unappreciative and irritating adults,
Making the best of an imperfect environment, Finding time to take top-notch care of yourself.
Rohr, James, Unlearning Stress: Creating an Easier, Healthier, More Balanced Life, 1st Edition (Digital only), Coyote Road Press, 2013, 162 pages, ASIN: B00FK3V9K2. Unlearning Stress: Creating an Easier, Healthier, More Balanced Life has proven methods of ancient wisdom and modern sense to help you overcome the perils of stress. With 10 easy-to-follow steps, an entire new way of being is at your fingertips. This is a handbook to teach you how to quiet your mind, deepen your breath, ground your spirit, and open your heart. With a dynamic combination of lessons from Chinese medicine and contemporary science, this is a truly holistic approach to increasing your resilience and improving your health.